pastself: (GOT - Robb)
I bring you... vid recs! Here are 4 brilliant vids you need to watch - all of them set to RAP. Yes, you heard me, R-A-P.

BtVS/AtS: Origin Stories by [ profile] giandujakiss
Song: "Coffee" by Aesop Rock feat. John Darnielle
Summary: It's Nikki Wood's fucking coat.
Why it's awesome: Because Spike's Nikki Wood's leather coat is really bloody problematic. And yet, I didn't see it until I watched this vid. Because while fangirls always loved Spike in that coat, it really is the ultimate sign of his violent, evil, soulless past. As [ profile] thuviaptarth so eloquently puts it: "And Spike goes out of the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer like he came in: wearing Nikki Wood's fucking coat.
He might as well be wearing her flayed skin."

Supernatural: A Charming Man by [ profile] giandujakiss
Song: The Wondersmith and His Sons by Astronautalis
Summary: Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Castiel, vague Dean/Castiel
Why it's awesome: I am pretty sure this vid is my absolute favourite vid... ever. Ever, ever. Part of it is the pacing, part of it is the absolutely stunning narrative behind the vid, and a whole bunch of it is the brilliant that is [ profile] giandujakiss. And then there is the not-so-subtle Dean/Cas subplot within it - oh, and there's the fact that the song literally describes the Supernatural cast to a T. Friggin' brilliant.

Hawaii Five-0: Are we real? by [ profile] wistful_fever
Song: Are we real? by South Park Mexican
Summary: "I don't want to lose you, like I've lost so many." Steve/Danny
Why it's awesome: Fabella manages to take the hot, gay mess that is Hawaii Five-0 and turn it into deep, meaningful, epically tragic brillaliance. This song makes me want to cry... over Steve, for christ's sake. Oh, and then there is his manly pinning over Danny and Gracie to consider... it's just genius.

Game of Thrones: Mayday by [ profile] meddow
Song: Mayday!!! by Flobots
Summary: The way that it is is not how it's gonna be. (The Starks)
Why it's awesome: First of all, it takes real guts to put epic fantasy to rap music. It really shouldn't work, but my God, does it ever in this vid. Mayday! is the perfect Stark family video. [ profile] meddow manages to convey all that terribly wonderful Stark nobility, along with all the epic angst that comes with it, in just a few short minutes. Very very impressive.
pastself: (PD - KRISTIN FOR TEH WIN!!!)
I am a huge fanvid lover - and I'm also completely incompetent at it.  But still, when I see a good one - and there are some amazing vids out there - it can do more for me than a fic can.  I thought about embedding the vids here, but I didn't want anyone to forget to comment on the master posts!  And please do comment if you enjoy, vidders get astoundingly few comments for some bizarre reason...

Star Trek XI - James T. Kirk -  Circus by butterfly

This video is insanely popular for a good reason - it takes a fun, cheesy song and makes it work.  I must have watched it a dozen times and it only gets better.

Supernatural - Castiel - Nowhere to Stop by lola_thursday

Lola explores Castiel's new role on Earth, his relationship with Dean (there's a lovely hint of slash) and his rather mad path into the vices of humanity.  Also, this is quite possibly the most perfect Castiel song is existence.  Tru Fax.

Iron Man - Tony Stark - Cuz I Can by arefadedaway

I drink more than you - I party harder than you do - And my car's faster than yours too
Another example of a seriously cheesy song that a vidder just makes work.  This is the ultimate Tony Stark vid.

Dexter - Dexter - Ramalama (Bang Bang) by kiki_miserychic

This vid pretty much sums up why Dexter is so bloody terrifying.  The song is unnerving, the editing is practically flawless and Dexter is his mass-murdering self.  I love this vid.

Gone with the Wind - Scarlett - Gold Digger by absolutedestiny

Okay, first off?  Anyone who can set Kanye West to Gone with the World deserves a fucking Emmy.  Full stop.  Anyhow, this vid is one of my all time favourites.  The song is ludicrously appropriate for Scarlett and the editing still makes my heart pitter-patter.  ♥
pastself: (Entourage - Lloyd)
1) OMG Podcast! Jonny McGovern is 12 kinds of awesome, and if you people aren't listening to his GayPimp Podcasts - then do so now.

2) I have been rewatching QAF and am still crazy in love. In case, by some hideous chance, you missed Pulse Point by [personal profile] xie_xie_xie - it is like reading a gay!Greys Anatomy.  Only with characters I actually like.  *pimps*

3) I cracked and got an insanejournal and a journalfen.  Just in case, and all that.

4) Jared has a STARDOLL.  ...  Yeah, I saw these on The 9 about six months ago and had since completely forgotten about them.  But now?  Yeah, staring at Jared in his boxers has purpose.

5) *gigglesnort* More of ToppyBastard!Jared/Jensen Premiere pics, posted by [personal profile] stir_of_echoes.

6) Start pre-ordering your Serenity DVD, people.  I know the chances of another movie are kinda microscopic - but you never know!

7) We didn't start the fandom.  *sighs*  Relive the greatest HP fandom moments of all time.  Seriously, this is possibly the greatest ever made.

8) I watched the entire season of Dirt, and half of Entourage season 4.  My Hollywood love is like woah.

So, I think I've managed to cover every fandom in this short post.  *hugs the world*  And no, this is not another high!post.


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